Definition of 'Satin Finish'

A type of finish. A surface or colour with a satin finish falls between the dull, non-shiny finish of matt materials and the bright and shiny finish of gloss materials. A satin finish will diffuse light; the degree of shine is determined by the extent to which reflected light is spread out as it leaves the surface of a satin finish material. Its smooth surface and semi-shiny finish produce high quality print results and high readability, making this a popular finish for use on marketing materials such as product brochures and leaflets.

In labelling, coatings, face materials, and inks with satin finishes can be used to create labels with a satin finish.

Also Known As: Silk Finish

See Also: Definition of 'Coating', Definition of 'Face Material', Definition of 'Gloss', Definition of 'Ink', Definition of 'Matt', Definition of 'Readability', Definition of 'Finish'

 

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